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Andrea del Sarto, “Head of a Man in Profile Facing Left” (before 1517), charcoal on paper, 369 x 242 mm. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence (Image via Web Gallery of Art)

On Thursday, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for President, and will run against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. The New York Times reported that “Mr. Sanders’s bid is considered a longshot, but his unflinching commitment to stances popular with the left — such as opposing foreign military interventions and reining in big banks — could force Mrs. Clinton to address these issues more deeply.”

A work of art that contains theories is like an object on which the price tag has been left.

—Marcel Proust

It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.

—Vita Sackville-West

Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

—Matthew, 24:40, KJV

Somebody left the cork out of my lunch.

—W. C. Fields

These are days when no one should rely unduly on his competence. Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.

—Walter Benjamin

I found Rome brick, I left it marble.

—Augustus Caesar

This manner of writing [prose] wherein knowing myself inferior to myself… I have the use, as I may account, but of my left hand.

—John Milton, The Reason of Church Government

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

—Dr. Seuss

War does not determine who is right – only who is left.

—Bertrand Russell

Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.

—William Congreve, The Way of the World

In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.

—George Carlin

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.

—Christina Rossetti

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